Monday, July 23, 2012

spin-offs that should exist

I recently posted on Hello Giggles about spin-offs that didn't suck. I wish more spin-offs didn't suck. So I came up with some spin-offs I'd love to see.

Almie and I came up with two fantastic ideas once upon a time for a few LOST spin-offs. I will quote here and now from my old livejournal.

"Two new wonderful Lost spin-offs to accompany Desmond's World:

Locke's Navy (this is assuming he didn't blow up the sub but instead got in it and that crazy cat lady-that French woman-got onboard with him, plus a couple other people just to spice it up)
Ben and His Magic Box (this is pretty self-explanatory)"

I'm not sure what Desmond's World was gonna be about. I think it would've gone something like this.


Okay. I figured it out. It's obviously about Desmond's Crazy Sexy Cool time travel adventures.

Then I was re-watching Downton Abbey with and Will and I came up with a pretty brilliant idea. Mrs. Patmore and Daisy have a spin-off. That was the extent of the idea. I'm thinking they break away from Downton Abbey and head off to a seaside town where they co-own/co-chef a zany inn full of kooky co-workers and zany guests. And they do not get along!! They're so different!!! So crazy.

It would be something like this.

Too Many Cooks cause they'd both be cooks!!! Such different cooks!! So crazy. Daisy would probably want to cook everything in a wok or something super zany.

More possible spin-offs forthcoming...

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

pretty/scary

I was never the biggest fan of horror movies. I'm way too affected by the horror and after watching a scary movie I won't sleep with my lights off. I won't hang out in my room unless I check to make sure there aren't evil creeps in the closet or behind the toilet.

However - for a brief time I watched Rosemary's Baby before I went to bed every night. Now you may be inclined to interject: "Wait a - but you said - I thought - HEY!" But I stop you before you begin - Rosemary's Baby is not only a horror movie, it's also a movie about pretty clothes and a pretty actress acting like a kook, but really she's not since she has a Satan-melon in her pumpkin patch. Melon patch. Whatever. But take a peek-a-poop:

Looking swellow in yellow.

Not having a larf in a scarf.

Squattin' while lookin' besottin'.

Ready for Satan's bed in red.

Call me shallow, but I like things to look nice. I will even overlook things like quality of content at times if something looks nice - like a movie. But in Rosemary's case, it's also an amazing movie, which is lucky.

Also, I feel this way about The Others - the one with Nicole Kidman. I think her face was still able to move but it was too scary for me to watch the parts where she'd be like, face-movingly-terrified so I'm not totally sure. Most of the images I can find for it don't show how pretty the movie is so the internet can just suck my butt. Here's the best we can do:

Lookin' in a sad state behind a gate.

Bein' a nervous scamp with an oil lamp.

Bein' a drip in a slip.

Flippin' her hair, bein' all a-scare.

It's much prettier than these pictures. I could do without all the dead people portraits, but I guess if that's an integral part of your story you're probably gonna show it. Whatever. Not the best of movies, but I like a lot of tweed and it really came through in that department.

And I saw a trailer for The Awakening that's seems like it's gonna be another pretty/scary looking kinda movie.

Bein' non-plussed, not on a bus. 

Lookin' bright, holdin' a light.

This isn't how you use a bed.

Pretty hair-do while not doin' a poo.

It looks like it's gonna creep the beans out of me. But I just might see it. 'Cause it looks pretty/scary!!!!! I said it!! Pretty scary! Again!!!

Monday, July 2, 2012

stars who were guest stars before they were stars

Hello. I'm better than ever. I've been doing all sorts of things.

In addition to doing things, I also haven't been doing things. Under the haven't been doing things heading should fall TV watching. But I partly have been TV watching out of research, so I guess that would fall under doing things. ANYWAYZ.

A little while ago a plumber or someone came to work on junk in my house so I had to stay locked in a separate room with the dog to avoid destruction and mayhem and/or a light dog-biting.
So I'm trapped in a room with nothing to do but watch TV, so I'm watching a rerun of Sex and the City. I'm minding my own business when BLAMMO! Elizabeth Banks is there. She's a little chubbier around the face than she is now, but BLAMMO!

She's a good example to look to of how to be wonderful. She went from like 2 lines on Sex and the City to many lines dressed as a fancy clown in the Hunger Games.


Other great guest stars who went on to be big fat star stars? George Clooney. He played a plumber and a detective on The Facts of Life and The Golden Girls, respectively.

I've never gotten the big whoop about George, but I'm pretty jealous he got his start on 2 of the best shows ever to grace television.

Then there's the old Hamm Sandwich - Jon Hamm. I've noticed it before but here I notice it again: he pooped up on Gilmore Girls.
Lorelai found him boring and undatable because he was too rich and wanted to take her to see David Bowie. Lorelai is such a raging B. Whatevs. Her loss. He went on to be the crazy king of Madison Avenue, so whatevs, indeed.

Then there's Ben from Parks and Recreation. In Boy Meets World - BLAMMO! He got to go through two different hair styles! 


I mean, I can't say going on to do Parks and Rec is a huge improvement since Boy Meets World was amazing and Parks and Rec is amazing. It was basically a lateral move.

Anyways. It's nice to know you can start as a guest star and graduate to star STAR. You should always be the star of your own life. And, preferably, the star of a television show.